Cost of Living

There are no tuition fees for our PhD program. There is only a semester fee of 300 Euro per term. It includes free public transportation on buses, trams and local trains in the province of Northrhine-Westfalia. It also permits you to have meals at a "mensa", a university cafeteria, at reasonable prices.

To be enrolled as a student at the university, health insurance valid in Germany is mandatory.

The following list gives a rough estimate of the living expenses per month for a student in Bonn.

Living expenses per month


600 Euro


300 Euro

clothes, etc.

100 Euro

books, etc.

80 Euro


150 Euro


1230 Euro

plus semester fees per term
(including a public transportation
for the entire province (Land))

300 Euro